Harris Creek Weekly Shownotes–Episode 015: Faith & Politics

div.sap-embed-player{position:relative;width:100%;height:150px;}div.sap-embed-player>iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;} Episode Description In this episode of Harris Creek Weekly Jon Green, our Downtown Campus Pastor, and Nate Hilgenkamp, our College Minister, sit down with Dr. Jonathan Tran, a professor, author, and ethicist at Baylor University for a conversation on the intersection of faith and politics. With a subject like this, it's important to note that the views expressed in this episode are reflective of Dr. Tran's personal beliefs. We understand when ...

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Learning To “Adult”

When I was a child, I spoke, thought, and reasoned in childlike ways as we all do. But when I became a man, I left my childish ways behind. For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things, as when we stare into polished metal. I realize that everything I know is only part of the big picture. But one day, when Jesus arrives, we will ...

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By Faith

We are delighted that people of all ages are resonating with the God-given vision of the "Our Turn" campaign. As a church (in a college town) devoted to the discipleship of the next generation, it is important to us that we hear our college students actively involved with the project, regardless of how much longer they may be located in the Waco area. Kara Miller, a Baylor student and a ...

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Creative Christians

There has been a surge of articles (this one in particular has gotten a lot of attention) written lately based upon drastic statistics of people (mainly people 18-29 years old, aka The Millenial generation) leaving the church in droves. Notice I didn’t say the capital “C” Church, but leaving the LOCAL church. In the article mentioned above, Rachel Held Evans says, “Time and again, the assumption among Christian leaders, and evangelical ...

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Grab a Corner

Last night, students and leaders connected to our Youth Ministry celebrated a Youth Night of Worship event to kick off our semester. The evening was full of eggs, chickens, dinosaurs, gorillas, guns, flashing lights on phones, misspelled words, music, and a message.  The beautiful thing about it is that it was all part of worshipping God. The theme for the evening was “Grab a Corner.”In Luke 5:17-20, there is a ...

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Faith Lessons from Buddy the Elf

“When we trust in him, we're free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go. So don't let my present trouble on your behalf get you down. Be proud!” (Ephesians 3:12-13 MSG) A few years ago I wrote a blog about one of my favorite Christmas movies called Elf. I was reminded of the movie on Sunday night when we were playing a ...

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Fake Moon Landing!

I was reading an article on CNN the other day that was talking about the incredible feat of humans landing on the moon and safely returning home, forty years ago last Monday, and something caught my attention. In the article, it said that 25% respondents to a survey in the British magazine Engineering & Technology said they do not believe humans landed on the moon. What? You are telling me ...

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